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22 Best Art Exhibits & Installations In NYC Right Now And Coming Soon

New York City offers some of the best art exhibits in the entire world. From contemporary art to immersive experiences, you'll be sure to find something that will catch your eye.

Art moves people, challenges them, sparks creativity, and so much more. And we’re lucky enough to have some of the best art exhibits in the world, right here in NYC!

That’s why we’ve scoured museum websites to pull together all of the most exciting exhibits that are currently showing or coming soon. A few go beyond traditional art museums, but it’s all about blurring the lines, right?

Check out these 22 wonderful art exhibits in NYC that are kicking off 2023:

10. Jimmy DeSana: Submission, Brooklyn Museum

Open through April 16, 2023

Note: This exhibition contains nudity and sexually explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised.

This exhibition features nearly 200 works of photography and media by LGBTQ creative Jimmy DeSana. Conveying the radical spirit of his era (1949-1990), DeSana explores what the American Dream means during his time, as he highlights nudity, punk aesthetics, and New York’s 1970s and ’80s subcultures.

19. Portia Munson: The Pink Bedroom, Museum of Sex

Open through July 26, 2023

Created by visual artist Portia Munson, this exhibit walks through a depiction of the female body, as portrayed by society’s expectations. You’ll see all sorts of playful female-focused objects like bulbous breasts, humorous crotch clenching nutcrackers, innocent dolls, sexy lingerie, and suggestive vessels. In this introspective exhibit, expect a deep and analytical look inward about empowerment, entrapment, and body image.